Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
July 2014 Events Newsletter
All American Hot Dog Luncheon
Tuesday, July 1 beginning at noon. In
celebration of Independence Week, the Ambassadors Club will
host interested members for a hot dog luncheon with all the
trimmings prior to our weekly bingo game. Cost is $2.00 for
a hot dog plate (includes drink). Bingo begins at 1:00pm for
$1.50 per person. No reservations are necessary.
Cultural Crossroads Luncheon - Amish & Mennonite
Friday, July 18 at 12:00 noon.
Enjoy an authentic luncheon prepared by the chefs at
Magnolia Gardens. In the midst of our hectic modern society,
resides a group of people. They are humble, plain folks who
do not use electricity, do not own cars and prefer not to
have their picture taken. Learn of their culture and
traditions as well as the difference between Amish and
Mennonite from guest speakers David Troyer and Bertha
Espinoza. Mr. Troyer was raised Amish and is now part of a
local Mennonite Community. Most of our understanding today
of the Amish Culture is based on what we see on television
which is not a true portrait of the Amish Lifestyle. Savor
the atmosphere and learn what it might be like to grow up in
an Amish or Mennonite Community. Registration is required by
calling 704-216-7714. There is a $5 fee at the door. This
luncheon is sponsored by Magnolia Gardens and Bayada Home
Every Wednesday afternoon in July at 2:00pm.
Come out and enjoy a series of "true story" movies each week
on our big screen, complete with popcorn and drinks. We'll
2 - "The Monuments Men" A race against time to save historic
artwork from Hitler.
9 - "Red Tails" a story based on the all-black group of
pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen.
16 - "Saving Mr. Banks" How Walt Disney obtained the rights
to "Mary Poppins"
23 - "Amazing Grace" Against all odds, Wilberforce campaigns
to end British slavery.
30 - "Hachi: A Dog's Tale" After his master dies, one dog
inspires a whole town.
sponsored by Victory Wealth Management. (Motion picture
license # 12137390)
Bus Trip To Wohlfahft Haus Dinner Theater for "Then Sings My
Friday, August 1.Motor coach leaves the Senior Center at 8:00 a.m. enroute to
Wytheville, Virginia. On the way up, we'll stop briefly at a
small outlet mall for some fun shopping before arriving at
the Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theatre, where we will enjoy a
delicious luncheon and a brand new show featuring greatly
loved and soul-moving Gospel music. From historic spirituals
to Southern Gospel to contemporary Praise and Worship, this
inspirational show includes many songs we grew up singing
and are still singing today. Songs from the Carter family,
Elvis, Mahalia Jackson, The Gaithers and many more will
touch us in ways no other kind of music can. You won't want
to miss this heavenly tribute to beloved Gospel Music.We
should return to the Center about 7:15 p.m. after a short
snack or meal stop on the way.
Cost is $75 per person and includes transportation, lunch
(really dinner), performance, and all tips. Note: This show
is a very popular one and is already heavily booked in
Wytheville, hence the Friday matinee which was added to
accommodate more people outside the regular schedule.
Interested older adults need to pre-pay at the Senior Center
in order to reserve a seat on the bus. Reservations are
first-come, first-served, and you can pick your seat
assignment at the time of purchase. You must be a member of
the Center to purchase a ticket. If it is more convenient,
you can also pay by credit card now as well as with cash or
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, July 2 at 3 p.m. A seated
waiting line will be provided in Addie Rhem Morris Room B
beginning at around 1:00 p.m. for those who arrive early.
Bus trips are sponsored by MedExpress Pharmacy of Salisbury.
Annual Meeting of Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, Inc.
Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30pm at the Senior Center. The Annual Meeting of the local
non-profit corporation that owns and operates the Senior
Center. The Board of Directors will review the past
administrative year, adopt a new budget, elect Officers and
Directors, and hear public comments. A picnic dinner will be
served with contributions collected toward expenses. Open to
the public. Guests should make reservations by July 18 by
Reverse Mortgage Workshop - Facts & Fiction
Tuesday, July 15 at 10:00am.
Larry Cordts, Reverse Mortgage Specialist with Towne Bank,
will present information on reverse mortgages. Free and open
to any interested older adult or family members.
Pre-registration is requested by calling 704-216-7714.
Guitar Classes -
Three new classes begin Monday, July 7. Absolute Beginner
Guitar will meet at 1:30pm, Beginner Guitar at 2:45pm and
Intermediate Guitar at 4:00pm. Learn or re-learn to play the
guitar with instructor Bob Wingate. Bring your own guitar.
The cost for either eight week course is $35 payable to the
instructor on the first day of class. New members should
bring a $5 material fee. For questions call Bob at
704-433-1461. To register call 704-216-7714.
Handmade Cards -Wednesday, July 2 at 2:00pm. Complete six handmade cards in
one two-hour workshop session. All supplies will be
provided. Cost is $13 per person payable upon arrival.
Instructor is Daphne Houghton. Advance registration is
required by calling the Center at 704-216-7714.
Mind Aerobics Art Class - An introduction
to mass drawing, pastels and sculpture is explained and
demonstrated by professional artist Robert Toth. Explore the
novelty that keeps the brain alive through the inspiration
that art can give you. Monday afternoons from 2-4pm. $10 per
session payable to the instructor
Watercolor Workshops - Monday evenings at 7:00pm with Frank Saunders. Receive
individual guidance and benefit from group instruction as
you work on your own watercolor projects. $12 fee per
session payable to the instructor. Pre-registration is not
New Computer Classes
Register at the Front Desk. Payment for computer classes is
requested prior to the first day of class. Participants must
be members of Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. A minimum of four
people is necessary to hold a computer class.
July 24 for Android-style (Samsung, Acer, Toshiba, etc.) and
Friday, July 25 for iPad. Each class will be held from
1:00-4:00 pm and will cost $10. If you have a tablet, this
class is for you. Come learn, through lots of sharing and
laughter, how to use your tablet. (Yes, you do need to bring
More than searching---GOOGLE: Thursday, July
31 from 12:00 noon-4:00 pm. The fee is $10. Bet you have
Googled something before but are you aware of the many
things Google has to offer you? In this class, we will look
at some of the things Google can do for you as we explore
our way through the Google Kingdom.
Outdoor Adventure Club Trip - Salem Lake Hike
Leaving Rufty-Holmes Senior Center on
Friday, July 11, at 8:00 AM, the group will
car pool from the Center to Winston-Salem. This hike is for
those who can walk at least 4 miles. The hike will involve
some hills but no particularly steep climbs. Participants
should bring at least two bottles of water, $2 to help
drivers with gas, and their own lunch. After the hike, will
be a short club meeting and picnic lunch. Dress
appropriately for the weather. Participation is at your own
risk. New participants will need to sign a waiver form. To
register for this activity call Rufty-Holmes Senior Center,
704-216-7714. In case of inclement weather, call the center
as the hike may be postponed.
Women's Health & Fitness Club
Wednesday, July 2 at 2:00pm. This month's
program will include abdominal exercises that can be
performed either seated or standing. Please join Frances
Weant in the Fitness Annex for an important abdominal
exercise session. Participants will be exercising and should
wear comfortable clothing plus exercise shoes. Each meeting
features a guest speaker or fun activity related to women's
health or fitness. The program is sponsored by Rufty-Holmes
Senior Center and Novant Health, and is open to interested
women age fifty-five or older.
Men's Health & Fitness Club Meeting
Wednesday, July 9 at 2:00 pm. The
guest speaker will be a medical professional fromNovant
Health providing important information about men's health.
This program is sponsored by Novant Health Rowan Medical
Center and Rufty-Holmes Senior Center and is open to all men
55 years of age or older. Each meeting features a guest
speaker or fun activity related to men's health or
fitness. No registration is necessary.
Exercise Program Opportunitiese
One may join one of our on-going senior exercise classes
after screening and consultation with the Fitness Staff. A
variety of offerings are available at different levels, and
Zumba, Senior-Lite Jazzercise, Coed Fitness, SilverSneakers Classic,
Strength-ercise, Cardio Strength Training, Tai Chi, and
Chair Yoga, as well as arthritis water exercise and
cardiovascular water exercise classes. Strength and aerobic
fitness equipment is also available for use,
with trained staff accessible to provide an orientation and
instruction. Inquire at the Front Desk for more information
or call 704-216-7714.
Blood Pressure Screenings
Wednesday, July 2 from 9:30-10:30am. Free blood
pressure readings and consultation for interested older
adults. Provided by retired Geriatric & Adult Nurse
Practitioner Gail Kimball.
blood pressure kiosk is also available for use in the
Fitness Annex anytime during normal operating hours,
sponsored by Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.
Twenty-minute sessions are available at Rufty-Holmes
Senior Center by appointment with Travis Alligood,
LMBT. Cost is $12 per session. To schedule an
appointment call 704-213-6059.
Meetings This Monthtober Club
TOPS Chapter - Each Monday at 9:30am
Men's Breakfast Club - Each Tuesday at 8:30am
Rufty Holmes Lady Liners - Each Tuesday at 10:00am
Creative Needles - Each Wednesday at 9:30am
R-H Computer Club - Each Thursday at 10:00am
Woodcarvers Group - Each Thursday at 1:30pm
Evergreen Bridge Club - Each Friday at 1:00pm except
AARP Chapter - Thursday, July 3 at 12:30pm
Golf Association of Rowan Seniors - Monday, July 7
Seniors Without Partners - Thursday, July 10 at
Walk-Abouts - Thursday, July 10 at 1:00pm
Starry Night Quilters - Thursday, July 10 at 6:30pm
Military Officers Association Chapter - Monday, July
14 at noon
Rufty-Holmes Garden Club - Monday, July 14 at 2:00pm
Rowan Amateur Radio Society - Monday, July 14 at
Rowan Doll Society - Tuesday, July 15 at noon
Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild - Thursday, July 17
Carolina Artists - Thursday, July 17 at 7:00pm
Southside Extension Homemakers - Monday, July 21 at
NARFE - Monday, July 21 at 1:00pm
Ole Rowan Fiber Guild - Monday, July 28 at 6:30pm
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center offers six locations
throughout Rowan County for adults age 60 and older
to gather for lunch, fellowship and educational
programs Monday thru Friday. Principally funded by
federal, state and local aging grants, there is no
charge to participate, but donations are encouraged
and accepted. For more information, call
"Are You Okay?" Service
Sign up for free daily automated telephone safety
checks through the Center by calling 704-216-7704.
Monthly Grief Support Group
Wednesday, July 2 at 9:00am. Grief support group sessions provide opportunities for
people who have experienced the death of a loved one
to meet others who are experiencing similar losses.
Members come together to normalize and validate
their experiences of grief, to find strength and
coping skills, and to eventually regain a sense of
hope. The grief group is facilitated by Susanna
Lund, MS, LPC, ATR-BC, and is sponsored by Rowan
Hospice & Palliative CARE. Pre-registration is not
Assistance with Hearing Needs
For individuals who are hard of hearing and need
assistance with hearing devices or telephone
communication. Sponsored by the NC Division of
Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Call
to get a time for an appointment at Rufty-Holmes by
Several times a year an attorney with Legal Aid of
North Carolina, Inc. will be available to meet with
interested persons at the Center by appointment to
provide assistance in non-criminal matters (family
law, public assistance, housing, consumer
protection, etc). The service is free to low-income
adults age 60 or older, provided with regional funds
from the Area Agency on Aging. For information, and
to schedule an appointment,
call the NC Legal Aide office at 1-877-579-7562
and identify yourself as an older adult residing in
The Rowan County Veterans Service Office is located
at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Service Officers
Elaine Howle and Rick Johnson are available to meet
with Rowan County veterans to assist them in
applying and receiving all VA benefits to which they
are legally entitled.
For an appointment, call 704-216-8138.
Appointments for Ombudsman Assistance
Patricia Garner Cowan, CIRS-A, Regional Long Term Care
Ombudsman from Centralina Area Agency on Aging, will
be available on the third Wednesday of each month
from 9:00am-12:00 noon to answer individual
questions related to long term care. Call Rufty-Holmes
Senior Center at 704-216-7714 to set up an
Rowan County residents age 62 and older can obtain
passes to attend home Rowan-Salisbury Schools
athletic, musical and drama events free of charge.
These can be obtained at the Front Desk at the
Center with a photo ID. Get yours now for fall
Insurance Information Program Assistance
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is the Rowan County
location for the Seniors' Health Insurance
Information Program (SHIIP) operated by the NC
Department of Insurance. Staff and trained
counselors are available to assist individuals and
families with impartial information on Medicare
supplemental and prescription drug plans by
appointment. Call 704-216-7700 for more information.
General Information & Assistance
Staff members are available to assist individuals
and families with general information and assistance
in utilizing various community services available to
older adults. If you have a need, call the Senior
Help Line at 704-216-7700.
This 'n That
RUFTY-HOLMES SENIOR CENTER & ALL LUNCH CLUB SITES
WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 4 FOR THE INDEPENDENCE
THERE WILL NOT BE ANY AQUATIC EXERCISE CLASSES JUNE
30-JULY 3 DUE TO ANNUALLY SCHEDULED POOL
PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN DRIVING AND PARKING AT THE
CENTER DURING JULY AS PARKING LOT CONSTRUCTION WILL
BE CONTINUING BEHIND THE PICNIC SHELTER, AND
CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES WILL BE ENTERING AND EXITING
Enjoy BELTONE BINGO every Tuesday from 1-3pm for
SENIOR GAMES SHUFFLEBOARD practice will be held on
Friday, July 11 from 8:30am-11:30am
Enjoy CARD & GAME DAY Thursdays from 1-4pm. Free
with refreshments as provided by Liberty Commons.
BROADCAST BINGO is available for Rowan County adults
age 60 and older. Win prizes by listening daily to
"Senior Moments" on Memories 1280 Radio. Call
704-216-7707 to enroll and for more information.
"SENIOR MOMENTS" are aired daily Monday - Friday
at 6:25am & 10:25am on Memories 1280 WSAT Radio.
NEED A RIDE TO THE SENIOR CENTER? THE CITY BUS NOW
SERVES THE SENIOR CENTER HOURLY (AT APPROXIMATELY 5
MINUTES PAST THE HOUR) MONDAY - FRIDAY ON ROUTE #
1. FOR INFORMATION CALL 704-638-5252. COUNTY
RESIDENTS CAN CALL FOR TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE AT
For more information about Rufty-Holmes Senior
Center, go to www.ruftyholmes.org
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center